Since 1997, Costanza Algranti had been collecting all kind of stuff – pallets, gutters, barrels and sheet metal which she used to transform, in her workshop in Milan’s Isola district, into furniture, lamps, mirrors and floors. After her recent, premature passing, her nephew Pietro is continuing her creative process, sticking to the concept of “leaving the material as near as possible to what it was the moment you found it”.
Worn-out, damaged materials are reassembled in this workshop, giving life to new, unique pieces with a taste of the past. Irregular surfaces spell originality, and flaws mean value.
Production is mainly aimed at bespoke designing and planning of private and public areas, leaving plenty of room to flexibility and customisation.
Photo credit: Denise Bonetti